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Changes to super rules – what this means for your SMSF’s cash

Next financial year, big changes are on their way to super – with the tax-free nature of parts of the super system to be limited. The government has changed the way that superannuation pensions, and transition to retirement pensions (TRIPs), are treated. Read more


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Make the most of your SMSF cash allocation

From 1 July 2017, the amount of concessional (before-tax) contributions a person can make to their super in a year will be $25,000. However, people with less than $500,000 in their super accounts will be allowed to make catch-up concessional contributions from 1 July 2018.
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How to prevent personal fraud this Christmas

Learn how to protect yourself, your finances and your security with these insights into the latest security and fraud trends.
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Treat your SMSF cash as an investment - and diversify it

Savvy SMSFs operate a savings account in addition to their cash management account, ensuring that all of their cash assets are working as hard as possible. The cash management account should hold cash for paying the costs of running the SMSF, with the remainder eg. monthly superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions held in the savings account. 
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10 ways you can reduce food wastage

Australians waste a staggering amount of food every year, but do we really care? RaboDirect’s latest Financial Health Barometer tell us that ignorance is the key driver of food wastage in Australia – and if we reduce this it will not only benefit the environment, but also help you save money and lower your financial stress.

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What a waste: Aussies bin $10 billion every year

Every year, Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage. We’re not only wasting food but the resources that went into producing that food and the hard earned dollars used to pay for the goods. That’s the bad news. The good news? Through some easy steps and small changes, Aussies can minimise waste, and start saving more money.

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2016 Food and Farming Report

A great way to reduce your household food wastage and save money. 

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How much do you need to retire comfortably?

Research from the RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer (FHB) states that only 8.7 per cent [1] of Aussies feel strongly confident about their finances nowadays.
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How to maximise your 2015-16 tax return

The financial year has flown by and now it’s time to prepare for your 2015-16 income tax return. So how can you maximise your return to make sure that you are getting something back from every dollar you have spent and invested during the financial year?
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